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Ca d'Zan Mansion

5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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Enjoyable strolling.

My husband and I enjoyed a pleasurable afternoon strolling along the grounds and visiting the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stokesdale, North Carolina
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It is hard to imagine the wealth required to build a mansion like this, let alone live the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Omaha, Nebraska
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Ca' d'Zan is one of the venues at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. The home of the circus king and his wife, a couple from humble mid-western origins, Ca’ d’Zan stands as a testament to the American Dream of the Roaring Twenties. Inspired by and designed in the Venetian Gothic style of the palazzos that ring the Venice canals, this dazzling palatial mansion perfectly captures the splendor and romance of the Italy the Ringlings so loved. Please visit ringling.org for Ca' d'Zan tour times and admission info.
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5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a pleasurable afternoon strolling along the grounds and visiting the various sites. The mansion was lovely with fabulous wood work and certainly had a lovely vista. Learned some interesting facts about the Ringlings. I can now appreciate how important they...More

Thank ComfortMallard
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is hard to imagine the wealth required to build a mansion like this, let alone live the lifestyle that goes with it. It is easy to forgive the opulence when you see the generosity of Ringling in the art museum.

Thank lheadley
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was our third visit to The Ringling in recent months. We had seen the art and the circus, it was time to see John’s house. Frankly, we enjoyed it more than we expected we would. Our docent lead tour of the first floor and...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

When visiting The Ringling don't miss this architectural delight built by John and Mable Ringling. House tour is an admission fee but well worth it.

Thank Tullamoretraveller
Reviewed 5 days ago

Do the House of John tour...think you can purchase in advance.Go early as it gets more crowded as the day goes on. Ca d'Zan Mansion is a masterpiece! This family's incredible story should be made into a movie! In a few years I'll return again...More

1  Thank Deborah F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Second visit in 10 years. Took 80-year old mother along, who can walk anywhere. Be ready to walk and stand! We took the Mable Ringling portion of the tour and that, in itself, was worth every dime. The docent, Francesca, I believe, was wonderful, clear,...More

Thank Adrienne J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I see many mention the cost to visit the Ringling museum but it does encompass 3 buildings, including the art museum and a total of 66 acres along the bay plus the Ringling mansion. You can spend all day and there are restaurants and a...More

Thank Norine C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This, of course was John Ringling's mansion, designed primarily by his wif, Mabel, and built right on Sarasota Bay in the 1920's. It has become just one part of what is now called THE RINGLING campus. Plan t spend a day routing it and everything...More

Thank CarCrazyMarc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mansion is Venetian style and full of original furnishings. Docent totally anal about visitors moving around, constantly spouting rules. I’ve been in the Sistine Chapel,the Hermitage in St Petersburg, and many other sites with valuable items, and am not used to being treated like a...More

Thank DickandRobin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful attraction and highly recommend! Admission is expensive but worth it! Free admission to the museum is offered to FL residents on Mondays,

Thank dragonboy88
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17 February 2018|
Response from Gakeitse | Reviewed this property |
You certainly have to pay separately to go into the Mansion. I'm not sure about the Park bit but I think it's included in the main ticket price.
Sara B
12 January 2017|
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Response from dsaul01 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, more of a small cafe.